An open letter to the cast and writers of friends

My main questions to you are; why do you hate me? What have I done to you? All I have done is fall in love with 6 TV characters at 12 years old.

The year Friends first aired before I was even a glimmer of thought in my parents minds. The year season ten aired I was seven years old. My mum had been watching every episode my entire life. I watched on from around the lounge door as Rachel dropped the last key to the apartment on the table and my mother clutched at a pillow in an attempt to qualm her tears. It didn’t work out for her well.

At 12 I decided to know what all the fuss was all about. I was adamant that I wouldn’t like a television show my mother did. But as usual, mothers are always right (She was right about the Malory Towers books too). At 12 years old I fell in love with my favourite show of all time. I may have not understood half of the jokes or the story lines, but I loved it all the same.


I was given the entire box set for my 13th birthday. I watched and rewatched every episode for a month on a constant stream. When I reached the final episode, I cried for at least an hour. I still try to avoid the episode if I can to spare myself the heartbreak, even if it is still my favourite episode.

At 16 years old, I still wasn’t tired of friends repeats. Whenever there was nothing on the TV, friends would be on, and life was well again. I still laughed along and cried at the scenes I knew word for word. That year rumours began of a reunion movie, much like sex and the city. I was overjoyed. However, much to my disappointment, it never came.

I’m on the verge of 20 now, still not allowed to drink in your (quite frankly crazy) country, but I know one thing for sure. I would do anything for a Friends reunion.

Writers expand on story lines constantly on Twitter these days (aka every second tweet from J.K Rowling), but from you its been radio silence.


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So I have some questions:

What happened to ross and Rachel? Did they have another child? Are they on a break? Is Emma as awkward as ross? Or is she as cool as Rachel? Did Gunther ever get his kiss?
Did Chandler’s joke quality ever improve? Or did they go down the same path as his hair? How did Monica deal with messy children?

Did Erika and Joey ever hook up? Is Joey single? Did he find a woman? Or did he decide to be a little more liberal and fall for a man? Did he ever do more than days of our lives or is he living in Monica and Chandlers Joey flat?

How are Pheobe and Mike? Did they ever have a child? Are Pheobe and ersela now friends? How are franks triplets? Is he still together with his science teacher?

It’s been a long 12 years since the last episode of friends left so many questions unanswered. Please don’t let there be another 12.





What’s been plaguing your mind for the past 12 years? Tell me below!



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